Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for Defense News on the different controversies and alliances in the Middle East:

Just when events in the Middle East could not seem to become more complicated, this web of intrigue and danger has grown even more complex and intertwined.

People following these events are well aware of the crises wracking the huge stretch of geography from the eastern Mediterranean and Maghreb through the Middle East and Arabian Gulf to the Bay of Bengal. Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen are embroiled in chaos and conflict.

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